Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Heaven in a Muffin
I decided that I wanted to make some sort of dessert for Husband’s new team (he’s in the same unit, just a different position). Before you say something like “how thoughtful of you,” I should probably disclose that I have a tendency to use any reason possible to make sweets. (Example: I recently brought brownies to Mexican-themed pot luck.) Anyway, I found a recipe for chocolate chip muffins, which looked pretty good. They were surprisingly easy to make. And I completely underestimated how good they would taste. I took my first bite when they were still warm, and the first thing that came to mind was, “this is heavenly!” In case you can’t access the link, here is the recipe: 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2/3 cup milk 1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled 2 eggs, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 (11.5 oz) package of chocolate chips (I didn’t use the entire package) 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped (I skipped the nuts because I didn’t have any) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Grease 12 muffin cups. In a large bowl, mix together flour, sugars, baking powder, and salt. In another bowl, stir together milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla until blended. Make a well in center of the dry ingredients. Add the milk mixture and stir just to combine. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spoon batter into muffin cups, and bake for 15-20 minutes. Remove from muffin tin to wire rack, and cool for 5 minutes. --------- It ended up making 15 muffins for me, instead of 12. Oh, and I didn’t let them “cool for 5 minutes” before eating, but maybe you’ll have more patience than I do. :) Enjoy!